Tim Larkin

THE SELF DEFENSE PARADOX: IF YOU WANT A TRULY PEACEFUL LIFE, THEN TRAIN VIOLENCE.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As an instructor I see myself purely as a technician in possession of certain technical information that may or may not be useful—that’s for the client to decide. I prefer this perspective as it’s simple and straightforward—I just want you to step in and do what you’re afraid he’s going to do to you. …

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WHEN YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE, HERE’S HOW YOU PLAY BY THE RULES

In the self-protection training environment, anything works as long as we all agree it does. On the street, the only things that work are the laws of physics. If you don’t get an injury, nothing changes in your favor. Nobody’s going to “respect your technique” just because they’re supposed to. People will keep going as …

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SHOCKING STUDY REVEALS FITNESS NOT A FACTOR WHEN FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How long do you think you’d last in an all-out fight for your life? A minute? Three minutes? As long as it takes? The people at Force Science put together a study to measure law enforcement personnel’s ability to recall crucial details after a grueling obstacle course meant to simulate a fight with an assailant, …

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ITS A MAN’S WORLD… OR WHY I HATE TRAINING WOMEN

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Training women in self protection is hard. Not because of anything they themselves do. Women are far more receptive to the message than men and “get it” much more quickly. The problem lies with the men they must train with and the ignorance and prejudices those men bring to the process. Women are precisely as …

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BODY MANEUVERS FOR BUSINESSMEN

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most days Tareq Sholi spends his time sifting through numbers as an accountant at mining giant Rio Tinto. But today Sholi, 30, is simulating punches to his sparring partner’s neck, chest and groin. It’s all part of a two-day crash-course aimed at making businessman like Sholi as versatile in self-defense as they are in cutting…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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